College Costs

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Governor Cuomo’s Free College Plan Will Fail Miserably

May 23, 2017 by NAS |

NAS Director of Communications David Randall argues the impending failure of New York's free college tuition plan.

How to Stop Complaining and Start Fixing America’s Higher Education Crisis

May 16, 2017 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood surveys higher education's problems and offers solutions. 

Under the Ivy

Apr 17, 2017 by Peter Wood |

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

On the Alleged Exploitation of Adjuncts

Mar 30, 2016 by George Leef |

Are adjunct professors treated unjustly?

College Scorecard: How Much Will You Earn?

Oct 02, 2015 by Peter Wood |

NAS President Peter Wood examines the fuzzy numbers of the U.S. Department of Education's new College Scorecard.

Two Unintended Consequences of Federal Meddling

Jul 23, 2015 by George Leef |

George Leef dicusses the dubious effects and soaring costs of federal intervention in higher education.

How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Dec 16, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, but the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is a high cost.

Are College Degrees the New Taxi Medallions?

Nov 18, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Much like taxi car medallions, college degrees are viewed as pricey but essential investments.

Will MOOCs Cost Money?

Oct 07, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The cost-free model of MOOCs may not last forever. College administrators speculate that they may soon need to start charging tuition.

Course Correction: It’s Time for UT-Austin’s President to Step Down

May 09, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin calls on the president of the university to step down. 

“Kickstart” Your Academic Career: Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Feb 18, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Crowdfunding websites allow students to earn support through the Internet to cover tuition costs.

Our two bubbles: housing and college

Oct 23, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef writes that the housing bubble and the college bubble both stemmed from an entitlement mentality fueled by government programs.

Five (Mostly True) Myths About College

Oct 02, 2013 by George Leef |

A recent article in Money purports to bust myths about college costs - but the myths turn out to have a lot of truth.

What Do MOOCs Cost?

Sep 20, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

MOOCs are often hailed as the cost-savers of higher ed, but it turns out they're rather expensive to make. 

Utopian Solution to Higher Ed’s Problems: Make It Free

Aug 28, 2013 by George Leef |

Robert Samuels argues in a new book that public higher ed can and should be free; George Leef disagrees.

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